A prosecutor in Pennsylvania is accused of having his way with five female clients, all while working in an elected position.
Bradford County District Attorney Chad Salsman was charged Wednesday with three counts of sexual assault, five counts of indecent assault, 12 counts of witness intimidation, obstruction of justice and promoting prostitution.
According to the New York Post, Attorney General Josh Shapiro claimed that Salsman used his position to force himself upon women.
“Chad Salsman would regularly use his position and power as an attorney to coerce his victims into performing sexual acts on him,” Shapiro said in a statement. “He would bring them into his private office, under the guise of discussing their case, and used his knowledge of his clients’ vulnerabilities to negate their consent and sexually assault them.”
Salsman was elected in 2019 to Bradford County DA Office.
“In most cases, Salsman had sex with the women on his office desk and then directed them to his private bathroom to ‘clean up’ using paper towels or cleaning wipes,” a criminal complaint reads. “He directed them not to tell anyone about the assaults and, in one case, even suggested to a woman that she should not cooperate with this investigation.”
Salsman continues to insist that he is innocent.
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